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News; British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource.
Features the newspapers, periodicals, pamphlets and broadsheets that form the Nichols newspaper collection held at the Bodleian library in Oxford, United Kingdom. All 296 volumes of bound material, covering the period 1672-1737 have been digitized. This collection charts the history of the development of the press in England and provides invaluable insight into 17th and 18th century England.
Database topics
General and Reference Works; British and Commonwealth History; Language; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies; News; Government Information: United States
  • 1. Multi-title periodical indices. Poole's Index to periodical literature (1802-1906) ; Jones & Chipman's Index to legal periodical literature (1786-1922) ; Richardson's index to periodical articles in religion (1890-1899) ; The psychological index (1894-1905) ; Stead's Index to periodicals (1890-1906) ; Cumulative index to a selected list of periodicals (1896-1899) ; Catalog of scientific papers--mechanics, physics, mathematics
  • 2. Book indexes and serial records. ALA guide to general literature ; Wright American fiction II (1851-1875) ; 19th century monograph records ; 19th century periodical records
  • 3. Newspaper indexes. New York times index (1863-1905) ; New York Daily Tribune Index (1875-1906) ; Palmer's Index to the Times (London) (1880-1890) ; Index to the Oregon spectator (1846-1854)
  • 4. Periodical indexes with full text links. Harpers magazine index (1850-1892) ; Atlantic monthly index (1857-1901) ; North American review (1815-1877) ; New England magazine index (1831-1835) ; Southern Historical Society papers ; The American missionary (1878-1901) ; The Bay State monthly (1884-1886) ; The American Whig review (1845-1852) ; The Century (1881-1899) ; The continental monthly (1862-1864) ; The Galaxy (1866-1878) ; Library journal index (1876-1897) ; The International monthly magazine (1850-1852) ; The living age (1844-1900) ; Manufacturer and builder (1869-1894) ; The old guard (1865-1867) ; Punchinello (1870) ; Putnam's monthly (1853-1870) ; Scientific American (1846-1869) ; Scribner's magazine (1887-1896) ; Scribner's monthly (1870-1881) ; The United States democratic review (1837-1859) ; The New England magazine (1886-1900) ; New Englander and Yale review (1843-1892)-- 5. Patent and government document indices. Congressional Record File. Subject matter index of patents issued by the U.S. (1790-1873) ; Descriptive catalog of the government publications of the U.S. (1774-1881) ; Compilation of the message and papers of the presidents (1789-1897) ; Hansard's Index to debates, House of Commons only (1803-1830) ; Hansard's Index to debates, House of Lords only (1803-1830) ; Cobett's Parliamentary history of England (1066-1803) ; Subject matter index of patents issued by the U.S. (1790-1873).
Indexes nineteenth century literature, including newspapers, periodicals, books, and government publications.
Database topics
Language; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies; Linguistics; General and Reference Works
Journal/Periodical
computer optical discs : col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 user manual + 1 quick reference guide.
Lists English-language articles, books, doctoral dissertations and reviews published anywhere in the world pertaining to bibliography, English language, traditional culture and English Literature. Covers English, American and Commonwealth writers.
Media & Microtext Center
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
  • Attributions of Authorship in the Gentleman's Magazine, 1731-1868: a supplement to Kuist
  • A synthesis of finds appearing neither in Kuist's Nichols File nor in de Montluzin's A supplement to Kuist.
Over 5000 attributions of authorship for the first English magazine, searchable as a single database.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Physical extent
37 streaming video files : digital, sd., col.
This collection provides access to the 37 Shakespeare plays produced by the BBC between 1978 and 1985.

6. Brepols online [2011 - ]

Database topics
Medieval Studies; Art, Architecture and Design; Religious Studies; French and Italian Studies; British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
BrepolsOnline is the platform for all online content published by Brepols in books and journals, across a broad range of humanities disciplines. The focus of Brepols Publishers' publications lies in "source-works" from Antiquity, the Middle Ages and the Early Modern period. By this is meant critical editions of original texts and documents in their original language, reference works such as encyclopaedias, handbooks and bibliographies, as well as monograph studies, periodicals and cutting-edge research.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; Ancient Greek and Roman Culture; Medieval Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource : illustrations, text files, image files, HTML, Flash
  • British Literary Manuscripts Online, Medieval and Renaissance
  • British Literary Manuscripts Online, c. 1660-1900.
British Literary Manuscripts Online presents facsimile images of literary manuscripts, including letters and diaries, drafts of poems, plays, novels, and other literary works, and similar materials. Searching is based on tags and descriptive text associated with each manuscript. Images of the complete manuscript can be viewed, manipulated and navigated on screen. Please note that the text of the manuscripts themselves is not searchable.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
  • Collection I
  • Collection II
  • Collection III
  • Collection IV.
British Periodicals provides access to the searchable full text of hundreds of periodicals from the late seventeenth century to the early twentieth, comprising millions of high-resolution facsimile page images.
Database topics
Art, Architecture and Design; British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Image
1 online resource : HTML, JPEG, Flash, color illustrations
A database of thousands of prints and book illustrations from early modern Britain in fully-searchable form, with ancillary facilities aimed to enhance understanding and appreciation of the material it presents, such as various resources contextualising prints and printmaking, as well as original research on British prints to 1700.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; American History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies
  • Resources accessible using only C19 interface: Archives USA.
  • House of Commons Parliamentary papers (UK)
  • Nineteenth century short title catalogue (NSTC)
  • -- Nineteenth century microfiche project
  • Palmer's index to the Times
  • Periodicals index online
  • -- Poole's index to periodical literature
  • Resources accessed directly or via the C19 interface: American periodicals series online
  • British periodicals (Collection 1)
  • Wellesley index to Victorian periodicals.
C19 indexes publications of the Anglo-American World, 1790-1919. Collections expand with each release of the database. You may search the entire index and thus all the resources contained within it, or limit your search to one of the individual resources included in the database.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Collection contains the full text of more than 19,000 poems by 177 poets including Bliss Carman, Isabella Valancy Crawford, Archibald Lampman, Charles G. D. Roberts and Duncan Campbell Scott, offering a comprehensive survey of Canadian poetry from the eighteenth century to the early twentieth.
Database topics
American Literary Studies; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; French and Italian Studies; Spanish, Portuguese and Latin American Studies
Caribbean Literature is a searchable collection of poetry and fiction produced in the region during the 19th and 20th centuries. Among the titles selected are numerous rare and hard-to-find works written in English, French, Spanish, Dutch, and various Creole languages. Future releases will also feature journals, reference works, and interviews with key writers. New content is uploaded on a biweekly basis, giving users immediate access to a steadily growing treasury of classic, rare, and contemporary literature. The database currently has over 7,000 pages.
Database topics
Language; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies
Dataset
1 CD-ROM ; 4 3/4 in.
Contains the complete text of 8,500 poems in English, 3,000 quotations from 1,500 additional great poems, indexing for 550 anthologies with full descriptions and evaluations of 400 essential anthologies, and anthology locations for 90,000 poems by 15,000 poets.
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15. Connected histories [2011 - ]

Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Physical extent
1 online resource : HTML
"Connected Histories brings together a range of digital resources related to early modern and nineteenth century Britain with a single federated search that allows sophisticated searching of names, places and dates, as well as the ability to save, connect and share resources within a personal workspace."--Home page.
Database topics
American History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
  • Section 1. Conduct and politeness
  • Section 2. Domesticity and the family
  • Section 3. Consumption and leisure
  • Section 4. Education and sensibility
  • Section 5. The body.
Database topics
General and Reference Works; American Literary Studies; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Provides access to biographical essays focusing on all genres and time periods of American and British literature and selected other literatures. Essays discuss the lives and careers of authors and summarize critical responses to their work.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; Ancient Greek and Roman Culture; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; History; Medieval Studies
Book
v. ; 31 cm.
  • Fasc. 1. A-B --fasc. 2. C --fasc. 3. D-E --fasc. 4. F-G-H
  • fasc. 6. M
  • fasc. 7. N
  • fasc. 8. O
  • fasc. 9. P-Pel
  • fasc. 10. Pel-Phi
  • fasc. 11. Phi-Pos
  • fasc. 12. Pos-Pro --fasc. 13. Pro-Reg
  • fasc. 14. Reg-Sal
  • fasc. 15. Sal-Sol
  • fasc. 16. Sol-Syr
  • fasc. 17. Syr-Z.
This dictionary is an indispensable guide to the study of the Latin Middle Ages. It records the continuing usage of classical and late Latin in this period (6th-16th centuries), but it presents most fully the medieval developments of the language, drawing on a rich variety of printed and manuscript sources. Many new formations from other languages are revealed - some of the borrowings recorded in Latin centuries before their appearance in written vernacular sources. This is the second of the slimmer format fascicules, which are appearing more frequently.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780197262665 20160528
This dictionary is an indispensable guide to the study of Latin in the Middle Ages. Though it records the usage of Classical and Late Latin current in this period (sixth to sixteenth centuries), it presents most fully the medieval developments of the language as revealed in a rich variety of printed and manuscript sources. This fascicule, the fourth of ten, presents hundreds of new formations from other languages - some of the borrowings here recorded in Latin centuries before their appearance in written vernacular sources. Philologists will find many new formations from Latin roots, backformations from other parts of speech, and long entries for important verbs like facere, fieri and habere. Historians will find groups of words around feodum and homagium and homo, philosophers around genus and generalis, theologians around fides and gratia and hypostasis. There are large numbers of words of agricultural and technological interest and many words important in the development of English custom and law. Textual critics and editors will find hundreds of places in which printed texts have been clarified and corrected by manuscript readings.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780197260821 20160528
This dictionary is an indispensable guide to the study of the Latin Middle Ages. Though it records the usage of Classical and Late Latin current in this period (6th-16th centuries), it presents most fully the medieval developments of the language as revealed in a rich variety of printed and manuscript sources. Many new formations from other languages are revealed ? some of the borrowings here recorded in Latin centuries before their appearance in written vernacular sources. It is now intended that fascicules will be slimmer than before and will appear more frequently. This sixth fascicule, devoted to just the letter M, is the first in the new format.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780197262405 20160528
Green Library
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Book
1 online resource
  • Introduction & documentation
  • Discrete Witnesses
  • The Temple: poems in parallel display.
Digital Temple offers diplomatic and modern-spelling transcriptions of Williams MS. Jones B62, Bodleian MS. Tanner 307, and The Temple: Sacred Poems and Private Ejaculations, first edition (STC 13183, Folger Shakespeare Library copy).
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies
Video
1 online resource
Provides online access to a digital streaming video collection of unique films of current, leading British theatre productions. Includes behind-the-scenes documentaries as well as teaching and learning resources to facilitate a deeper understanding of the productions and texts. Learning resources include a detailed introduction, plot summary, character biographies, a relationship map, language analysis, scene study, performance background and historical context for each play. Updates vary.
Database topics
Philosophy; Religious Studies; British and Commonwealth History; Language; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; Ancient Greek and Roman Culture; General and Reference Works; Medieval Studies
Reproduces works listed in: Pollard & Redgrave's Short-title catalogue, Wing's Short title catalogue and Thomason tracts.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
A marked-up, full-text subset of texts from Early English Books Online, created by a consortium of academic libraries. While the full text is eventually added to the main Proquest EEBO database, at any given time this database is likely to contain slightly more of that material. As of Jan. 12, 2006 contains about 11,000 texts, with an ultimate target of size of 25,000.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Book
1 CD-ROM ; 4 3/4 in. + 2 computer disks (3 1/2 in.) + 1 user manual (1 v. : ill. ; 22 cm.) + 1 quick reference guide (1 folded sheet)
"Contains 211 complete works in English prose, from the period 1500 to 1700, by writers from the British Isles"--User manual.
Green Library
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; French and Italian Studies; Ancient Greek and Roman Culture; Religious Studies; Germanic Studies; Medieval Studies
Diverse array of printed sources from the fifteenth, sixteenth, and seventeenth centuries. Opens the door to some of the world's most significant collections of early printed books. All works printed in Europe before 1701, regardless of language, fall within the scope of the project, together with all pre-1701 works in European languages printed further afield. Builds upon and complements Early English Books Online (EEBO) and is largely concerned with non-Anglophone materials; however, books in English or printed in the English-speaking world that are already represented in EEBO are not omitted from Early European Books where they form an integral element of the predominantly non-Anglophone collections that have been made available for digital capture. Full-colour, high-resolution (400 ppi) facsimile images scanned directly from the original printed sources. Each item in the collection is captured in its entirety, complete with its binding, edges, endpapers, blank pages, and any loose inserts.
Database topics
Philosophy; History; British and Commonwealth History; French and Italian Studies; Germanic Studies; American History; Language; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; History of Science and Technology
A comprehensive digital edition of The Eighteenth Century microfilm set, which has aimed to include every significant English-language and foreign-language title printed in the United Kingdom, along with thousands of important works from the Americas, between 1701 and 1800. Consists of books, pamphlets, broadsides, ephemera. The full collection includes nearly 180,000 titles and more than 33,000,000 pages of searchable material.
infotrac.galegroup.com Searchable database
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Book
1 online resource
"Eighteenth Century Drama features the John Larpent Collection from the Huntington Library – a unique archive of almost every play submitted for licence between 1737 and 1824, as well as hundreds of documents that provide social context for the plays. Explore the Larpent plays, papers of prominent theatrical figures of the period, including correspondence, financial documents, and portraits. Cross-reference this with essential searchable databases created from information in The London Stage 1729-1800 and A Biographical Dictionary of Actors, Actresses, Musicians, Dancers, Managers & Other Stage Personnel in London, 1660-1800" -- Nature and scope.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
A combination of English verse drama and English prose drama full-text databases. Contains 4,000 plays by 1,200 authors from the late 13th to early 20th centuries.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; Language; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; General and Reference Works
Journal/Periodical
CD-ROMs : col. ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 operation manual (1 v. (loose leaf) ; 30 cm.)
CD-ROM version of the Index to English literary periodicals, 1681-1914, designed to work with the microfilm collection, English literary periodicals series. Features include keyword and title searching as well as the ability to print selected references.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
The works of more than 1,250 poets from 600 to 1900, in essence, a database of the complete English poetic canon from Anglo-Saxon times to the end of the nineteenth century. Based on listing of works found in the New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Software/Multimedia
3 CD-ROMs : 4 3/4 in. + 1 user's manual (60 p. ; 24 cm.)
  • Disc 1. 600-1660
  • disc 2. 1660-1837
  • disc 3. 1837 onwards.
Contains works of over 1,750 poets. The time period covered includes 600 through early 20th century.
Media & Microtext Center
Database topics
Religious Studies; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies
Contains records for works printed in any language in England or its dependencies from the beginning of printing through the end of the eighteenth century, as well as works printed in English anywhere else in the world during that period. Includes the former Eighteenth-Century Short-Title Catalogue (ESTC) and the two print short-title catalogues covering 1475-1640 (Pollard & Redgrave) and 1641-1700 (Wing)
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies
Book
1 CD-ROM ; 4 3/4 in. + user manual (1 v. : ill. ; 22 cm.) + bibliography (11 p. ; 22 cm.) + quick reference guide (1 folded sheet).
"This database contains the major poets from the Faber poetry list in fully cross-searchable form"--Guide, p. 1-1.
collections.chadwyck.com Searchable database
Media & Microtext Center
Database topics
American History; British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; Economics and Business; News; General and Reference Works; Feminist Studies
Gale NewsVault delivers the definitive cross-searching experience for exploring Gale's range of historical newspaper and collections. Users can simultaneously search or browse across multiple products owned by their institution, including: 17th and 18th Century Burney Collection Newspapers; 19th Century British Library Newspapers, Parts I and II; 19th Century UK Periodicals, Series I: New Readerships; 19th Century UK Periodicals, Series II: Empire; 19th Century U.S. Newspapers; Financial Times Historical Archive 1888-2006; the Economist Historical Archive, 1846-2006; Illustrated London News Historical Archive 1842-2003; Penny Illustrated Paper; Times (London) Digital Archive 1785-1985; and Times Literary Supplement Historical Archive 1902-2005.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; French and Italian Studies
"These accounts of the English abroad, c1550-1850, highlight the influence of continental travel on British art, architecture, urban planning, literature and philosophy. This collection of manuscript, visual and printed works allows scholars to compare a range of sources on the history of travel for the first time, including many from private or neglected collections. We include letters; diaries and journals; account books; printed guidebooks; published travel writing; paintings and sketches; architectural drawings and maps. The Grand Tour is a wonderful source of information about daily life in the eighteenth century, highlighting such everyday issues as transportation, money, communications, food and drink, health and sex. The material also covers European political and religious life, British diplomacy; life at court, and social customs on the Continent, and is an invaluable resource for the study of Europe's urban spaces. There is a wealth of detail about cities such as Paris, Rome, Florence and Geneva, including written accounts and visual representations of street life, architecture and urban planning."--About page.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies
A collection of historical contemporary reviews, essays and commentary related to influential authors from the 17th to early 20th century. Collections come from the Critical Heritage series from Routledge and are supplemented with additional documents, reviews and essays drawn from 18th and 19th-centrury periodicals including Saturday Review, The Athenaeum, The Contemporary Review and The Bookman.
Database topics
Political Science; British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; Government Information: International and Foreign
Encompasses all areas of social, political, economic and foreign policy, "showing how issues were explored and legislation was formed. Many contributors to the papers were found outside the official world, providing evidence or supplying memoranda to committees and commissions."

37. The Illustrated London news [1842 - 2003]

Database topics
News; British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Journal/Periodical
v. ill. (part col.), ports. 38-43 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Collection of interviews with British novelists which first aired on BBC radio and television programs, from 1937 to the present.
Database topics
Art, Architecture and Design; General and Reference Works; American Literary Studies; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance with Full Text contains all of the content available in International Bibliography of Theatre & Dance as well as full text for 100 titles, including Canadian Theatre Review, Dance Chronicle, Dance Teacher, Modern Drama, PAJ: A Journal of Performance and Art, Research in Dance Education, Research in Drama Education, Studies in Theatre and Performance, TDR: The Drama Review, Theater, and many more. Additional full text available includes more than 50 books & monographs.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
"Irish Women Poets of the Romantic Period includes more than 80 volumes of poetry by approximately 50 Irish women writing between 1768 and 1842. Compiled and edited by Stephen Behrendt of the University of Nebraska, the database also offers numerous biographical and critical essays prepared by leading scholars specifically for the project. New content is added to the collection on a regular basis."
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Journal/Periodical
1 online resource
Database topics
American Literary Studies; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; Language
The Johns Hopkins Guide to Literary Theory and Criticism has become the indispensable resource for scholars and students of literary theory and discourse. The long-awaited second edition includes 48 new entries and subentries and has been revised throughout, taking account of ten years of rapidly changing scholarship. While concentrating on the explosion of contemporary critical and theoretical works, the Guide presents a comprehensive historical survey of ideas and individuals ranging from Plato and Aristotle to twentieth-century scholars. It includes more than 240 alphabetically arranged entries on critics and theorists, critical schools and movements, and the critical and theoretical innovations of specific countries and historical periods. It also examines developments in other disciplines that have shaped literary theory and criticism. An international, encyclopedic guide to the field's most important figures, schools, and movements, the new edition reflects the state of literary theory and criticism.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780801880100 20160528
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Book
xiii, 369 p. : ill. ; 22 cm.
SAL3 (off-campus storage)
Database topics
Germanic Studies; Ancient Greek and Roman Culture; History; Language; American Literary Studies; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; French and Italian Studies; Medieval Studies
.The most comprehensive German-language encyclopedia of world literature. Covers 13,000 important works of world literature, from the earliest writings of mankind to the present.
Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Book
4 v. ; cm.
  • v. 1. 1843-1873
  • v. 2. 1874-1881
  • v. 3. 1882-1886
  • v. 4. 1887-1894.
Christina Rossetti (1830-1894) has come to be considered one of the major poets - not just one of the major women poets - of the Victorian era, eclipsing her famous brother. Leading critics have demonstrated how studies of Rossetti's work, her daily life, her relationships with the Pre-Raphaelites, and her interactions with other women authors of the period can help us understand the unique cultural situation of Victorian women writers. The Letters of Christina Rossetti, four volumes, makes available all of Rossetti's extant letters, almost two-thirds of which have never before been published. These letters come from over one hundred private and institutional collections, scattered from Scotland to Australia. The fourth and final volume of the Letters covers the last eight years of Christina Rossetti's life. In 1887 Rossetti, at the age of fifty-six, was living with her two aged, ailing aunts. In addition to managing the household and nursing her aunts, she published an enlarged edition of her collected poems and, in 1892, wrote her greatest book of devotional prose, The Face of the Deep. She also oversaw the production of a new and enlarged edition of Sing-Song, published in 1893. As a stay-at-home semi-invalid, she maintained a very large correspondence with friends and family members. Her most intimate relationship was with her sole remaining sibling, William Michael Rossetti, but other correspondents include Amelia Bernard Heimann, Caroline Gemmer, Frederic Shields, Rose Donne Hake, Olivia Garnett, Ellen Proctor, Lisa Wilson, Arthur Symons, and Mackenzie Bell, who became her first biographer. In these letters we discover Rossetti's views on subjects as diverse as the artistry of her poems, her health, aging, death, gender roles, money, cats, flowers, games, and her own supposed sinfulness. In May of 1892 Christina Rossetti was diagnosed with breast cancer. The cancer was removed, but she suffered a recurrence in September 1894 and died on December 29th of that year.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813922959 20160528
This first volume of letters reveals intimate details about the Rossetti's family life, their illnesses and their accomplishments. It covers a period of 30 years, and over 300 of the letters are to friends and acquaintances, and Christina Rossetti's brothers, William Michael and Dante Gabriel.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813916866 20160528
As we have reached the centenary of Christina Rosetti's death, she has become considered as one of the major poets of the Victorian era. Leading critics have demonstrated how studies of Rossetti's work, her daily life, her relationship with the Pre-Raphaelites, and her interactions with other women authors of the period can help the people understand the cultural situation of Victorian women writers. When complete in four volumes, this project will make available all of Rossetti's extant letters. The letters in this second volume "expose a woman of powerful intellect, complex emotions, unshakeable convictions and loving heart". Rossetti, 43 years old in 1874, is now an established poet with a strong literary reputation among her contemporaries. But, as Harrison points out in his introduction to the volume, "two thirds of her life was over, and its losses were mounting". The marriage of William Michael, the death of her sister, Maria, Dante Gabriel's addiction to chloral and the illness that led to his death in 1882, and the deaths of close personal and family friends overshadow these years. Her own affliction with Graves' disease contributed to her becoming reclusive and a semi-invalid. She nonetheless continued to work and publish.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813917832 20160528
In recent years Christina Rossetti's star has soared. Rossetti (1830-1894) has come to be considered one of the major poets - not just one of the major women poets - of the Victorian era, eclipsing her famous brother. Leading critics have demonstrated how studies of Rossetti's work, her daily life, her relationships with the Pre-Raphaelites, and her interactions with other women authors of the period can help us understand the unique cultural situation of Victorian women writers. When complete in four volumes, this project will make available all of Rossetti's extant letters, almost two-thirds of which have never been published. The third volume of the "Letters" covers years in which Christina Rossetti lost several important family members, including her mother, her brother Dante, and a young nephew, Michael, and many close friends. Her preoccupation with their illnesses and with memorializing her brother took its toll on her poetic output. In the face of her loss, she turned increasingly to religion and wrote works of devotional prose - "Time Flies", "Letter and Spirit" - not designed to attract much literary attention. Rossetti herself had been diagnozed with Graves' disease in 1872; by 1874 she had recovered but continued to use her earlier health problems to identify herself as a "semi-recluse", which allowed her a degree of freedom she might not have had otherwise. This self-imposed reclusiveness gave rise to a large correspondence, in which her interest and sensibilities were given broad exposure. She devoted more time to favoured causes, including antivivisectionism and the protection of minors, and her letters afford the reader an in-depth perspective on these and other public issues and on the personal values underlying her opinions.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813919294 20160528
Green Library

47. The letters of Matthew Arnold [1996 - 2001]

Database topics
British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Book
6 v. : ill. ; 24 cm.
  • v. 1. 1829-1859
  • v. 2. 1860-1865
  • v. 3. 1866-1870
  • v. 4. 1871-1878
  • v. 5. 1879-1884
  • v. 6. 1885-1888.
Volume 2 of this six volume set covers the years 1860-65, when Arnold emerged as a critic and went on to consolidate his reputation. His letters record his impressions of Europe on an official school study, with observations of nature within and nature without.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813917061 20160528
The publication of all the known letters of Matthew Arnold (1822-1888), when complete in seven volumes, will present close to 4000 letters, nearly five times the number in G.W.E. Russell's two-volume compilation of 1895, many of which appear in their entirety here for the first time. Renowned as a poet and critic, Arnold will be celebrated now as a letter writer. In his introduction, Cecil Y. Lang writes that the letters "may well be the finest portrait of an age and of a person, representing the main movements of mind and of events of nearly half a century and at the same time revealing the intimate life of the participant-observer, in any collection of letters in the 19th century, possibly in existence". Volume 1 begins in 1829 with an account of the Arnold children by their father, the notable headmaster of Rugby School, and closes in 1859, when already a poet and literary critic, Matthew Arnold returned to England after several months on a government educational commission in Europe to find himsef acquiring a European reputation. The letters show him as a child; a schoolboy at Winchester and Rugby; a foppish Oxonian; a worldly young main in a perfect, undemanding job; then as a new husband in an imperfect, too-demanding job; Professor of Poetry at Oxford; and finally as an emergent European critic. The letters, with a consecutiveness rare in such editions, contain a great deal of new information about Arnold and his family, both personal (somtimes intimate) and professional. Two new diaries are included, a long, boyish travelogue-letter and a mature essay-letter on architecture, never before recognized as Arnold's, as well as a handful of letters written to Arnold. Matthew Arnold wrote with wit, humour and warmth of his poetry, his work, his travels throughout Europe and America, and his large and loving family. But most of all, what comes across in these letters, writes Lang, is that "Arnold loved to live - the world within and the world without chiming togther...And he learned to live with a boring, demanding, underpaid, unrewarding occupation largely because - questing intellectual, husband and father, school inspector, clubbable man-about-town and cosmopolite-about-Europe and America, fisherman, skater, voracious reader - he learned to live".
(source: Nielsen Book Data)9780813916514 20160528
The letters in this volume show Arnold, now midway in his professional career, publishing his first volume of poems in a decade and emerging as a critic - simultaneously - of society, of education, of religion, and, as always, of politics. In 1867 he publishes "New Poems", containing several of his best-known and most beloved works, "Dover Beach, "Thyrsis", "Stanzas from the Grande Chartreuse", and many others, including the first reprint since 1852 of "Empedocles on Etna", and in 1869 "Culture and Anarchy", of which the germ is visible in a remarkable letter to his mother in 1867, as well as the influential reports on continental schools, and the seminal "St. Paul and Protestantism". The letters to his mother and other family members continue unabated; two of his sons die, their deaths recorded in wrenching accents; his essays, possibly by design, draw flak from all directions, which Arnold evades (any poet to any critic) as adroitly or disarmingly as usual; for two years he takes into his home an Italian prince; and he is awarded an honourary Oxford degree. He remains in every way both Establishment and anti-Establishment, both courteous, as has been said, and something better than courteous: honest.
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In this final volume of the Virginia edition of Arnold's letters, Arnold joins for the last time a Royal Commission on Education, travelling first to Germany, and then on to Switzerland and Paris. Following his wife and younger daughter, Arnold also makes his second American visit, this time to see "the Midget", his first grandchild. Both missions reveal his well-known and characteristic zest for people and places - new acquaintances, new scenery, the total experience of living - observing, absorbing, recording and moving on. Finally, with maximum nostalgia and minimum regret, he resigned the inspectorship of schools in which he had spent nearly all of his adult existence and settles down, in sweet, bucolic content, to the life of a country squire. Then, tragically, abruptly and predictably, it screeches to a halt. Manifestly, he had lived daily with intimations of mortality. The series-cumulative index included with this volume is a valuable resource for tracking Arnold's records of his active life.
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The emotional and moral centre of this collection is the series of letters written during Arnold's first American visit, during which he ranged from New York and New England to Madison, Chicago, Richmond, Washington, Toronto, Montreal and Quebec. Like most visiting British luminaries, he meets everyone, everywhere, including the president and former president, the Delanos, the Roosevelts, the Vanderbilts and especially Andrew Carnegie. But the visit - a lecture tour taken to pay off his sons debts - had other and far more significant repercussions, for Arnold was accompanied by his wife and by his elder daughter, who met the man she was to marry - the direct cause of a second American visit and, in due course, of a flourishing branch of Arnold descendants in the United States.
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This is the fourth in a series of six volumes collecting together all the known letters of Matthew Arnold. In his writings, Arnold ranges from religion to literature; "St Paul and Protestantism" in 1870 is followed by "Literature and Dogma, God and the Bible", and "Last Essays on Church and Religion". These books have all more or less been forgotten, but in the 1870s they were an integral part of intellectual culture, as was "Friendship's Garland". Equally, the letters here contribute to chronicle Arnold's personal life in the characteristically intimate note of all his correspondence. Arnold loses a son, a brother and his mother (as well as his mother-in-law), and he moves seamlessly from the marvellous letters to his sister remaining at Fox How almost as of he had been writing all along not merely to an individual but also to a spiritual anchor, or even to his moral centre. Arnold travels to France, Switzerland and Italy, recording as always his incomparable impressions. He settles, finally, in Surrey, and poignantly says farewell to his youth in "George Sand".
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48. The Listener [1929 - 1991]

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British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Complete facsimile images of 190 manuscripts of 17th and 18th century verse held in the celebrated Brotherton Collection at the University of Leeds. These manuscripts can be read and explored in conjunction with the BCMSV database, which includes first lines, last lines, attribution, author, title, date, length, verse form, content and bibliographic references for over 6,600 poems within the collection. Additional features include interactive essays, biographies, a palaeography section with transcriptions and alphabets, and a large selection of colour images demonstrating over 320 examples of 17th and 18th century English handwriting.
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The Berg Collection is recognised as one of the finest literary research collections in the world, and the Victorian holdings are the undisputed jewel in its crown. A broad range of authors from across the nineteenth century make this an essential research tool for all scholars and students researching Victorian literature. Most of these unique manuscripts are unavailable in any medium elsewhere. Supplemented by some rare printed materials, including early editions annotated by the authors. Each author collection is included in its entirety, allowing users to browse and search the manuscripts. Authors includeMatthew Arnold, the Brontes, Elizabeth Barrett Browning, Robert Browning, Wilkie Collins, Joseph Conrad. Charles Dickens, George Eliot, George Gissing, Thomas Hardy, Henry James, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, John Ruskin, Alfred Tennyson, William makepeace Thackeray. Unpublished poems, working notebooks, holograph manuscripts and drawings trace the inspiration and genesis behind the period's greatest works. Provides a mass of personal correspondence revealing the close circles and interconnectedness of the Victorians.
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British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies
Literary research guide is a selective, annotated guide to reference sources essential to the study of British literature, literatures of the United States, other literatures in English, and related topics. This guide evaluates important bibliographies, abstracts, surveys of research, indexes, databases, catalogs, general histories and surveys, annals, chronologies, dictionaries, encyclopedias, and handbooks.
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Language; American Literary Studies; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Among its contents, the database includes: formal treatises on criticism and aesthetics, discourses on the character or practice of specific genres, theories of imagination, genius and taste, literary biography, criticism and literary history that expresses important general, arguments and precepts, literary prefaces and dedications, rhetorical treatises, poetry which expresses or implies rules of composition or standards of judgement, theoretical works in disciplines other than English literature which have had a major, influence on literary theory.
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  • Concise Oxford Dictionary Concise Oxford Dictionary of Literary Terms
  • Encyclopedia of Post-Colonial Literatures in English
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  • Columbia Dictionary of Modern Literary and Cultural Criticism
  • Encyclopedia of American Poetry: The Nineteenth Century
  • Encyclopedia of the Novel
  • Columbia Companion to the Twentieth-Century American short Story
  • Columbia Dictionary of Modern European Literature
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  • Encyclopedia of African Literature
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Contains Poem finder, an international collection of poetry featuring poems, poem citations, and excerpts; Story finder, an online collection of short stories from the classic to the most contemporary, featuring thousands of full-text short stories, plus explanations of stories; and Essay finder, a collection of full-text essays and discursive writing based on books published in the 20th century. Each database contains biographies and pictures and offers multiple search options.
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  • Fast literature
  • Street ephemera : posters, advertising, playbills, ballads and broadsides
  • Penny fiction
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  • A complete collection of Tallis' Street Views
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  • Swell's guides to London prostitution, gambling and drinking dens
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  • Manuscripts of George Gissing.
Full-text searchable resource, containing colour digital images of rare books, ephemera, maps and other materials relating to 19th and early 20th century London; designed for both teaching and study, from undergraduate to research students and beyond. Will be of interest to students and scholars from a wide range of disciplines, including literature, cultural studies, urban studies, social history and the study of leisure and tourism. There is a strong emphasis on rare or unique material, particularly in the range of ephemera and street literature available.There is also an emphasis on visual material. The documents are drawn from the holdings of the Lilly Library, the rare books, manuscripts, and special collections library of the Indiana University Libraries, Bloomington.
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"Manuscripts Online enables you to search a diverse body of online primary resources relating to written and early printed culture in Britain during the period 1000 to 1500. The resources include literary manuscripts, historical documents and early printed books which are located on websites owned by libraries, archives, universities and publishers."
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1 online resource : illustrations
This digital collection of British novelist Mary Webb's correspondence, manuscripts, first editions, and photographs was created in connection with the Stanford exhibition "Mary Webb: Neglected Genius, " May 17 through August 29, 2010."
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Searchable database containing streaming video files of dance productions and documentaries by influential performers and companies of the 20th century. Selections cover ballet, tap, jazz, contemporary, experimental, and improvisational dance, as well as forerunners of the forms and the pioneers of modern concert dance. Videos can be browsed by people, role, ensemble, genre, and venue. Material types include documentaries, editorials, instructional, interviews, and performances. Database users may create their own custom playlists and video clips.
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American History; Asian Studies (East, South & Southeast Asia; Middle East); British and Commonwealth History; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; East Asia Studies; French and Italian Studies; Germanic Studies; Government Information: International and Foreign; Government Information: United States; Music
  • British politics and society
  • European literature 1790-1840 : the Corvey collection
  • Asia and the West : diplomacy and cultural exchange
  • British theatre, music, and literature : high and popular culture
A multi-year global digitization and publishing program focusing on primary source collections of the nineteenth century; will be comprised of numerous collections to be released over many years, including a variety of material types--monographs, newspapers, pamphlets, manuscripts, ephemera, maps, statistics, and more--in one cross-searchable location.
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A union catalog of all books in English in eight British and U.S. Libraries (British Library, Bodleian Library, Cambridge University Library, National Library of Scotland, Trinity College (Dublin), Newcastle University Library, Harvard University Library, and the Library of Congress). Indexed by author, title, subject, series, publisher, place of publication, country, date, language, location, classification and reference number.
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CD-ROMs ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 user's manual (21 cm.) + 1 bibliography (21 cm.) + 1 quick reference guide (21 cm.)
Database of 250 complete works of prose fiction by 109 authors from the period 1781 to 1901. Each test is reproduced in full, including all prefatory material and annotation by the original author, and illustrations where available. Genres included are gothic horror, social satire, sensation, detective fiction moral earnestness, aestheticism, masculine adventure, feminist polemic, "Silver Fork" school, historical fiction, the "novel of ideas, " children's stories, and the "New Woman" novel. Full text is searchable by author, title, and keyword.
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Orlando: Women's Writing in the British Isles from the Beginnings to the Present includes biographical and writing career entries on British women writers, selected non-British or international women writers, and selected British and international men. Also includes dated items representing events and processes (in the accounts of these writers, but also in the areas of history, science, medicine, economics, the law, and other contexts).
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Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on British and Irish literature. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable.
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French and Italian Studies; Germanic Studies; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; Language; Philosophy
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1 online resource.
Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on the period of the Renaissance and Reformation, which spans roughly from the 14th through 17th centuries.
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Offers peer-reviewed annotated bibliographies on the literature of the Victorian period, which encompasses the reign of Queen Victoria from 1837 to 1901. Bibliographies are browseable by subject area and keyword searchable. Contains a "My OBO" function that allows users to create personalized bibliographies of individual citations from different bibliographies.
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"OSEO currently includes writers active between 1485 and 1837, plus Classical Latin poets -- from Jane Austen, Jeremy Bentham, Catullus, and John Donne through to Virgil and Wordsworth."
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Oxford Scholarly Editions Online (OSEO): William Shakespeare provides an interlinked collection of authoritative Oxford editions of Shakespeare's works.
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Complete facsimile images of over 230 manuscripts written or compiled by women living in the British Isle during the 16th and 17th centuries. Contents include account books, advice, culinary writing, meditation, travel writing, and verse. Perdita manuscripts can be indexed by name, place, genre, and first lines of both poetry and prose.
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Offers a searchable collection of public domain books. Project Gutenberg is a volunteer effort to digitize and archive cultural works and to encourage the creation and distribution of free eBooks and other materials available to the public.
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1 online resource
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"Queen Victoria's Journals was launched on 24 May 2012, the anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth in 1819, and as part of the Diamond Jubilee celebrations of HM Queen Elizabeth II. It makes available online digital images of every page in the entire sequence of Queen Victoria's diaries, and provides full transcriptions and keyword searching of the journal entries covering the period from Queen Victoria's first diary entry in July 1832 to her marriage to Prince Albert in February 1840. The Queen Victoria's Journals resource is the product of a unique partnership between the Bodleian Libraries and the Royal Archives, working in collaboration with ProQuest. This website reproduces as high-resolution colour images every page of the surviving volumes of Queen Victoria's journals, along with separate photographs of the many illustrations and inserts within the pages. Each page is also being meticulously transcribed and re-keyed, allowing for journals to be searched."--About.
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"Scottish Women Poets of the Romantic Period is a definitive collection organized by Nancy Kushigian of the University of California, Davis and Stephen Behrendt of the University of Nebraska. In addition to 60 volumes of Romantic poetry composed by Scottish women, the database includes extensive contemporary critical reviews and numerous scholarly essays specially commissioned for the project by Alexander Street Press. This database contains over 9,027 pages." --Publisher's web site.
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1 online resource
Prompt books for performances of Shakespeare’s plays between the seventeenth and twentieth centuries, and supporting material for 17 selected plays. Documents are indexed by genre, country, theatre, associated names, and other key search terms. Also present: ephemera, photographs, illustrations, music scores, correspondence, and illustrations. Some were owned by famous actors such as Charles and John Philip Kemble, Henry Irving, Ellen Terry and Laurence Olivier. Others are extremely rare and old editions, in particular the 1670s Smock Alley prompt books from the Theatre Royal in Dublin, often marked up on copies of the original folios.
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v. in. : facsims. ; 32 cm.
  • v. 1, pt. 1. General introduction. Introduction to the Padua Macbeth. Collations. v. 1, pt. 2. Text of the Padua Macbeth. v. 3, pt. 1. Introductions to the "Nursery." The comedy of errors. Midsummer Night's dream. Collations. v. 3, pt. 2. Text of the "Nursery." The comedy of errors. Midsummer Night's dream (Sigs. N 1[superscript v], N 5[superscript v])--v. 4, pt. 1. Introduction to the Smock Alley Hamlet. Collations. v. 4, pt. 2. Text of the Smock Alley Hamlet--v. 5, pt. 1. Introduction to the Smock Alley Macbeth. Collations.--v. 5, pt. 2. Text of the Smock Alley Macbeth.--v. 6, pt. 1. Introduction to the Smock Alley Othello. Collations. pt. 2. Text of the Smock Alley Othello.--v. 7, pt. 1/2. Introduction to the Smock Alley A Midsummer night's dream. Collations. Text.
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Launched in 1855, the Telegraph was the first daily morning paper. By 1876, the Telegraph was the largest-selling newspaper in the world, with a circulation of 300,000. Under the editorship of poet and Orientalist Edwin Arnold from 1873 to 1899, the newspaper published widely on foreign affairs and foreign cultures. Its dedication to foreign news coverage was evidenced by its employment of several renowned special correspondents over the years; Winston Churchill, who reported from India in 1897, Rudyard Kipling, who braved the trenches of the First World War, and Clare Hollingworth, who, as the first female war correspondent, relayed the start of the Second World War from Poland. During the twentieth century, the Telegraph cemented its reputation as a pioneering yet reliable source of news reporting. The newspaper's commitment to lively copy was matched by its desire to position itself at the forefront of journalistic innovation; it published the first crossword to appear in a newspaper in 1925, the first television column in 1935, and became the first British newspaper to launch a website in 1994. The publication of the Telegraph is generally seen by press historians as the start of a new era of journalism that emerged following the repeal of the stamp duty, marking the first step towards the mass-market journalism of the Daily Mail. The Telegraph Historical Archive, 1855-2000 has over 1 million pages of content and includes the Sunday edition from its inception in 1961. The archive offers a fundamental insight into domestic and international affairs and culture over a timespan of almost 150 years.
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American Literary Studies; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Contains performances of the world's leading plays and film documentaries on the subject of theater in streaming video. Some plays presented in multiple productions exemplifying various interpretations of the text, and technical and cultural differences among the presentations. Stage work of directors and actors are cross-searchable and available for side-by-side comparison. Interviews with directors, designers, writers, and actors, along with excerpts of live performances, provide illustration of the development of texts and the productions.
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British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
A fully searchable resource containing every page of the Times Literary Supplement from 1902 to 2010.
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British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies
When complete, Twentieth-Century drama will contain 2,500 plays from throughout the English-speaking world, covering the history of modern drama from the 1890s to the present.
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British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Book
1 computer optical disc ; 4 3/4 in. + 1 user manual (various pagings ; 21 cm.) + quick reference guide ([6] p. ; 21 cm.) + 1 bibliography (34 p. ; 30 cm.)
Incorporates the works of 200 of the most widely studied poets of the British Isles and beyond, including over forty distinguished authors from the Faber poetry library. Offers fully searchable access to over 20,000 poems published between 1900 and the present day.
Media & Microtext Center
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British and Commonwealth History; American Literary Studies; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; Film and Media Studies
  • Spritualism, sensation and magic
  • Circuses, sideshows and freaks
  • Music hall, theatre, and popular entertainment
  • Moving Pictures, Optical Entertainments and the Advent of Cinema.
Primarily English texts published during the "long" nineteenth century, from the beginnings of Mesmerism in 1779 through to the 1930s.
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Language; British and Commonwealth Literary Studies; American Literary Studies
The Textbase of the Women Writers Project provides full-text access to works by women authors originally published 1400-1850.
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British and Commonwealth Literary Studies
Provides annotated entries for all important books, articles, book reviews, dissertations, theatrical productions, reviews of productions, audiovisual materials, electronic media, and other scholarly and popular materials related to Shakespeare. Each year coverage moves forward one year and backwards at least three years.